by Samuel Beckett
Short pieces by Samuel Beckett
a theatrical-architectural show
Beckett Beckett Beckett is a production profoundly linked to the place for which it has been imagined. The Teatro Arsenale, transformed this time into a modern PiranesianWunderkammer, greets the members of the audience or, rather, curious travelers, and takes them on a contemporary descent into Hell, perhaps, or ascent to Purgatory, perhaps… Fixed to their objects and their actions, characters from Beckett’s repertoire are damned to recount their gestures and their words, to tell their story.
a theatrical-architectural show:
A theatrical performance, in order to be able to really communicate, has to belong to the place for which it has been imagined and be bound to the present time of its production by the common time in which audience and actors experience it.
For its part set design has for some time been the subject of renewed interest on the part of architects. We could speak of a tendency toward the theatricalization of architecture that not only becomes an ideal place for performance but a spectacle in its own right.
Fragments of architecture and fragments of theater, out of which comes this production, conceived in collaboration with an architect; and staged at the Arsenale precisely because, according to Beckett, smaller theaters were the best places to put on his plays.
A view and an experience of contemporary space for the greatest of contemporary playwrights.
The Teatro Arsenale, as is its wont, once again presents its company made up of people of every age: its longstanding actors plus, in smaller proportion, a few new entries, in view of maintaining continuity at the same time as a never-ending renewal, taking as its model the theater’s primary source, life.
heads of puppets from the collection of Agostino Gori